A security personnel speaks to people from inside the main gate of Jamia Millia Islamia university in New Delhi, India

Blocking BBC documentary on Gujarat riots goes against India’s democratic values, journalist says

Free speech

A new BBC documentary looking at Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s role in the 2002 Gujarat riots has sparked controversy in India. The government is trying to ban it while students and activists are finding ways to watch it in defiance. Rana Ayyub, author of the book “Gujarat Files: Anatomy of a Cover Up,” discussed the situation with The World’s host Marco Werman.

Namewee is a Malaysian Chinese singer-songwriter and filmmaker whose controversial songs go viral on Youtube.

‘It’s controversial because it’s important,’ Malaysian Chinese pop artist says of his censored music

An image from the video game Genshin Impact

Chinese Genshin Impact is one of the most-profitable video games on Earth. It balances mass appeal with Beijing’s blessing.

Three poll workers wearing white shirts and hats sit at a table together and sort through papers

Tanzania’s internet restrictions during election are ‘despicable,’ digital rights activist says

People walk with a banner that reads: "Great Russia, Free internet".

The Russian government has even more control of the internet now

a young Chinese man wears yellow headphones in front of a computer

Chinese internet users turn to the blockchain to fight against government censorship

Thanks to blockchain, internet users have achieved some victories in the fight against China’s strict internet censorship.

The keyboard of a computer is pictured at a computer shop, Oct. 19, 2017.

British Parliament wants to shut down extremist content online — at what cost?

British intelligence officials have asked a Washington, DC-based researcher to shut down his site, an archive of extremist material, yet it’s still operational. The news has, once again, brought up the debate about online regulation versus freedom of access to information.

A woman holds a sign in Russian that says "I'm against censorship."

New internet laws in Russia — and US tech giants’ acquiescence — spell trouble for dissenting voices


US tech giant Google has been accused of over-complying with censorship requests from the Russian government, such as removing YouTube videos posted by an opposition figure and a controversial rapper.

A red map of China seen through a magnifying glass on computer screen showing binary digits

China exports its restrictive internet policies to dozens of countries, says Freedom House

Global Politics

China takes the lead in training governments to adopt censorship policies and tools to curb fake news on the internet.

Commentary: Partially Nude Justice

Arts, Culture & Media

Kurt on the aesthetics of modesty curtains — and how arbitrary art censorship can be.